The newly redesigned Midlandjobs website offers our employers a unique opportunity to really sell their Midlands based employment. The uploadable areas of the site, such as the Company Profile and the Job Post area allows employers to add promotional material such as picture files and video. Pictures tell a thousand words, video sells a whole story.
The benefit of this to employers is very simple. At a time
when it is increasingly difficult to track down and engage the “exact fit”
candidate for our increasingly niche roles, there is a massive advantage in being
able to reach out and “promote” the excellent employment you offer.
Companies often don’t have staff in-house to properly develop images, photos,
graphics, video and so on tailored to promoting your actual employment.
Midlandjobs can now offer this to employers for the development of their careers
page. This means you are putting your best foot forward when it comes to
attracting in the right talent for your pivotal jobs.
This new aspect to our service therefore consists of the
Combined with our new targeted Midlandjobs’ social media
campaign for pushing out our job content, we consider these to be two
compelling new reasons for local employers to list their job vacancies on
Midlandjobs.ie. They give our employers the competitive edge on attracting the
best talent to the Midlands.
The world of International recruitment is changing by the hour. By now, International job candidates will already be thinking very carefully about where they want to locate themselves post-Brexit. In recruitment terms, in December 2018, we’re already in the run up to this game-changing #Brexit. Migrant job-seekers could #indeed represent a massive opportunity for Midlands employers.
Here, demand is once again out-stripping supply for specialised skills. Some skilled roles can often be pivotal to a business operation. If vacancies in such positions can not be filled quickly, there can be potential implications for the financial health of a company, as well as for the very future career prospects of it’s staff.
Which makes it all the more astonishing at this time of a global #WarForTalent, why any modern civilised country would effectively want to shut their doors to sources of the scarce skills which often migrant workers offer. In fact, it is difficult to see how there is any business case whatsoever for not seeking more inward migration. Thankfully, the Irish system is actually increasing the numbers of work permits it issues from year to year and has recently had the good sense to set about reviewing it’s procedures to be better able to respond to skills shortages. Ireland also seems to have a very good track record of integration of populations from overseas countries and this is certainly evident in day-to-day life in the local Midlands towns with different nationalities living in relative harmony thankfully.
Midlands employers could and should position themselves to benefit from the change in the Geo-Political atmosphere in Britain, the US and other countries inexplicably turning their backs on sought after skilled immigrants. In fact, it can not be highlighted enough that Ireland will be the only English speaking country within the EU post-Brexit. The chances are the isolationist political mood of populism will fairly quickly be found out to be flawed and will probably even be reversed soon enough. But until such time, Irish [Midlands] employers with skills requirements should take swift advantage of other Global regions lack of HR foresight.
As the very excellent, recently launched Invest Mullingar website very clearly points out, we are very well positioned in the Midlands to attract overseas staff ,with far more affordable accommodation than Dublin, yet within striking distance of the Capital and Dublin Airport. The message is a very simple one – The Midlands is [and has always been] an open and welcoming market for migrant workers and in 2019 is very much open for business.
Employers: Once a company posts a vacancy on Midlandjobs.ie it is then available to be promoted by International job aggregator sites, making your vacancy available to be applied for by International candidates. Click here to Post a vacancy.
Did you know that The Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection (DEASP) offers dental benefits to qualified employees, the self employed and their spouses? The terms of this scheme are available on their website and many people
are unaware that they are eligible to participate. The process couldn’t be easier. Simply provide your dental practice with your date of birth and PPS number and they will check your eligibility online. Verification is immediate and should confirm that you are eligible to have one free Dental Exam and one Scale & Polish for €15 per year. Please note that eligibility runs in calendar years, so you may only claim each benefit once from 1st January to 31st December in a given year.
A small number of workers will not have instant eligibility confirmed and their claim will be listed as ‘Pending’. In this instance, the person seeking to claim their benefit must call DEASP to find out the reason for their pending status. Often it relates to a small issue with records and it is usually resolved swiftly with a call to 074 9164480.
Certain Spouses of qualified workers are also entitled to benefits. Spouses must first seek the approval of their spouse to use their spouses PPS number and complete form D2.The form is available from your dental practice. The dentist will be notified of your eligibility electronically.
History of the scheme
The 2010 Budget ended most dental benefits for insured workers, with the benefit reduced to just one Dental Examination per year. This benefit cut meant that many workers lost benefits worth several hundreds annually towards their dental treatment costs. In 2017, the government finally reintroduced a subsidised Scale & Polish for qualified workers at a cost of €15 to the worker. For those with more serious gum disease, the Department pays a contribution of €42 towards the treatment, with the patient paying the balance. So, as of October 2017, the benefit now consists of an Annual Dental Exam and Scale & Polish
for €15. This is available from January 1 st to December 31st each year.
If you are an Employer
Have you informed your employees of these benefits, and encouraged them to avail of this scheme? Good news is always welcomed, and many of your employees may be unaware of the 2017 increase to this benefit scheme. Also, many self employed individuals are unaware that they are now also eligible – so spread the word!
Why should you encourage your staff?
Oral health is essential to overall health, so if your staff have healthy mouths then it follows that their overall health will be good.
Oral health is now linked to diabetes, heart disease and strokes, so it is an important part of your employee’s welfare. Untreated dental problems can lead to a worker being absent from work, with an estimated £105 million lost annually in the UK due to Oral Health problems. All employees want to minimise sick days, so encouraging dental checkups will help eliminate
toothaches and reduce sick days. Prevention is better than cure. Does this mean that my staff are going to need time of to attend the dentist? Not at Mullingar Dental. We offer late appointments every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday until 8pm and we are open every Saturday from 9am – 5pm because we know that most employees don’t want to schedule dental appointments during their working hours.
Share this post with your employees and encourage them to make use of their Dental Benefit.
Together we can campaign for more benefits to be reintroduced.
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The Midlandjobs.ie online database is a register of job-seekers seeking to find work in the Midlands region. The candidate database has been steadily growing since 2006. When a local employer posts a new job on the site, job alerts are automatically emailed to relevant locally based job-seekers informing them of your new vacancy.
However Social Media channels have now also opened up our service to other forms of reaching relevant job-seekers in the Midlands area. While the employer themselves may not have a well-developed social media presence, or their channels are not orientated around their recruitment, they can now easily list on through our Midlandjobs’ presence.
For moderate extra administration fees, you can place your job wording onto the Midlandjobs blog and share it socially amongst our Social Media followers, as well as your own dedicated social fans. CV applications will still be channelled through the Midlandjobs’ application mechanism ensuring you get the best possible local coverage for your vacancies.
As always, the sooner you get your vacancy working for you, the sooner you are likely to have found your ideal new team member, so don’t delay in talking to us.
For more information on the best way to circulate your job wording to a wider audience call Tom on (086) 8237179 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Fascinating to look back on this amazingly prescient film from 1995 “Denise Calls Up“, featuring a group of 7 remote working New Yorkers who live their whole lives on the end of early mobile phones and laptops – but never actually meet up. This was even before smartphones, tablets or 4G were even conceptualised – like 20 years ago. The first time I saw it was in the quirky old Lighthouse cinema in Abbey St. Dublin. Check out their early laptops phones and desk-tops. YouTube, Google, Twitter and Facebook didn’t even exist let alone Tinder or Plenty of Fish. While it was a sort of comedy – if it was meant to be a prediction or a warning of what was to be coming down the tracks socially, well then it couldn’t have been more accurate. They find every excuse why their busy lives prevent them from indulging in genuine real human contact.
20 years on and remote working still has made hardly anything by way of in-roads in Ireland. What is the big problem you would wonder – management culture in Ireland by any chance? Some considerable strides are being made in terms of broadband coverage in the main towns yet still midlands based workers are forced into the car-park like traffic on the road into and out of Dublin city day after day. As an alternative, have a look at some of the e-Working centres available by Westmeath Co Co for example. Makes sense. The ultimate unique selling point (USP) of the midlands is the quality of life it offers. Never before has it been so easy to live here close to friends and family and still be entirely productive. Increasingly, it is possible for your employer to be based in New York and you working from home in Newtown lawns, Mullingar for example. As the war for talent intensifies, the more forward-thinking hiring managers overseas will spot this and start to cherry-pick from it. Local Irish employers might be well advised to do likewise.
Based in our brand new resourcing department, the successful applicant will hold the potential to become a key member of our IT Skill search team. Put simply, our mission is to find the best, newest and most efficient systems in online skills resourcing. We are already highly geared and up to speed in our procedures and practices. But there’s just no time to stand still and we want to keep getting better.
• Research and develop new outlets and techniques for career and job advertising
• Research and develop new searches and sources of candidate profiles and cv’s
• Development and optimisation of our presence on Social media
• Highly efficient advertising of job vacancies on multiple platforms.
• Your role will be to find those clever little hacks, work-arounds and fixes that will make our processes hum with efficiency
We are open to suggestions as to the ideal background of potential candidates. However there are a couple of key competencies which you should be able to clearly demonstrate:
• An insatiable hunger for and interest in online technologies and systems
• Commercial motivation and a strong appreciation of the “bottom line”
• A well developed online presence on social media
• A third level qualification in either Computer science, online / digital marketing, and / or Social Media.
There will also be the potential for the holder of this role to provide services to the other departments within Midas Technologies such as possibly software development.
Anyone who’s looking for a job or who has ever been out of work knows it’s a full-time job just looking for a job.
Jobnet is an award winning programme developed by Jobcare to address the needs of a new kind of job-seeker in the Irish jobs market – the professionally skilled individual or graduate who, because of the current economic climate, is finding it difficult to find work, yet has much to offer a potential employer. Jobnet offers a professional environment tailored to the specific needs of this group. The programme empowers job-seekers to market their skills and learn to network effectively to find employment.
This excellent programme is coming soon to Mullingar, in association with Mullingar Chamber of Commerce and Christian Voices Together Mullingar – starting on 20th February 2015. The programme is designed around the needs of Professionals and Graduates who find themselves out of work for whatever reason, redundancy, career change, lack of applicable experience and so on.
In Jobcare, Jobnet runs from 9.30 to 1.30 on Friday mornings for seven weeks. There are five programmes per year. Jobnet focuses on personal branding, networking, goal setting and job seeking in a digital age. In addition to the large group setting, participants work in table groups of six to eight people. Each table group is supported by a volunteer facilitator whose role is to be a resource to the group. Participants are encouraged to view each Jobnet session as a day at work and to plan appropriately. Key messages in the programme are confidence-building, reinvention, up-skilling, network building, targeted job search and seeking out local opportunities.
Each Jobnet session begins with table time where participants share their week’s activities with their facilitator. That is followed by a presentation by a guest speaker, followed by practical workshops led by the Jobnet team. Time is set aside for open networking in the middle and at the end of each Jobnet session.
TYPICAL JOBNET SERIES
Week 1. The Recruiter’s Perspective
Week 2. Developing and Marketing Your Personal Brand
Week 3. The Art of Networking
Week 4. Effective CVs
Week 5. Interview Techniques (and mock interview)
Week 6. Networking Event
For more information on applying to partake in the course please email email@example.com or call Brendan Healy on 087 4128903
Total Cost to participants: €20 (administration fee)